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Education and Training

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

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VET TEC is a new tuition and housing assistance program launching in
April of 2019 that will help you in advancing your IT career. If you are a
Veteran, VET TEC may be for you. In just weeks you can gain computer
skills that can greatly impact your career. Whether you want to launch a
new career, hit the ground running during your transition to civilian
life, or improve your business, VET TEC can help. VET TEC pays for you
to take your classes in one of five areas: information science,
computer programming, data processing, media applications, and
computer software.

Why use your GI Bill entitlement to go back to school when you could quickly learn 21st century skills that are in high demand by employers without using up your entitlement right now?

What is VET TEC?

This innovative new pilot program pairs eligible Veterans with market-leading Training Providers offering the high-tech training and skills development sought by employers. You will have your classes and training paid for by VA and will receive a monthly housing stipend during your training.

VET TEC is unique because the computer skills training programs take just months or even weeks to complete. Acquiring essential skills in such a short amount of time gives you the opportunity to advance your career sooner rather than later.

Are you eligible for VET TEC?

If you have at least one day of unexpired GI Bill entitlement, then you may be eligible for VET TEC.

How do you sign up for VET TEC?

An online application for VET TEC is coming soon on this webpage. You will also have to apply to the approved Training Provider that you select. Please check back soon for more details.

Training Providers may assess your qualifications using their own enrollment processes, though not all will require an assessment. This helps ensure that you will successfully complete their program and find meaningful employment to use the skills you learned.

When can you start taking classes?

VA begins accepting applications for VET TEC this spring. The application process will allow you to enroll in classes once you are approved.

How does VET TEC work?

To enroll, you will apply to VA to determine your eligibility for VET TEC, and then to a VA-approved Training Provider. When you're accepted into the program, you'll train in one of the five areas of high-tech training. After you have completed your program, you will have new skills that will help you secure meaningful employment in the modern workforce.



Apply: Veteran applies with VA to participate in the Pilot Program.
Select: Eligible Veteran selects an approved program.
Enroll: Upon acceptance, Veteran enrolls in their selected program.
Attend: Veteran receives living stipend while participating in coursework.
Complete: Upon completion of program, Veteran will receive a certification of their new skills.
Market Yourself: Veteran will work with their Training Provider to market their skills in their field of study.
Hired: Veteran receives and accepts a job offer or promotion, or expands their own business

What are the benefits of using VET TEC?

Participation in the VET TEC program will not count against your GI Bill entitlement. With just one day of unexpired entitlement left, you can apply to participate in VET TEC. In addition, while you are in VET TEC you will earn a housing stipend during your training program.

What programs are approved?

VA is working with industry leading tech companies to find Training Providers with experience training students for today's tech economy and preparing them for immediate employment.   We'll post on the Training Provider's page as they are approved and added.

For Additional Information

● For any questions, contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 or e-mail VETTEC.VBABUF@va.gov
● Return to the VET TEC homepage